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University of Chicago’s Manasi Deshpande presents Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6

Oct. 20, 2017—Manasi Deshpande, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will present the College of Arts and Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6.

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New faculty: Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, assistant professor of economics

Oct. 9, 2017—As one of the architects of California’s successful statewide carbon cap-and-trade program, Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, a new assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt, worked to find a way for companies in California to reduce their carbon emissions while still remaining competitive with firms in states with fewer environmental regulations.

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Class of 2017: Marc Chen studies transportation’s role in improving communities

Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.

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Olivier Blanchard to deliver Stein Lecture in Economics March 30

Mar. 17, 2017—Olivier Blanchard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics will deliver the David Stein Lecture in Economics, "Questioning the Natural Unemployment Rate Hypothesis," on Thursday, March 30.

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Understanding political polarization in legislatures

Feb. 8, 2017—Too many safe seats, partisan voters and "wave" elections all influence how polarized a legislature is.

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Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work

Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.

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‘Room for Improvement in the U.S. Economy’ topic of Steine Lecture Nov. 14

Oct. 31, 2016—Narayana Kocherlakota of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will discuss "Room for Improvement in the U.S. Economy" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

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New faculty: Mattias K. Polborn studies the economics of political polarization

Oct. 25, 2016—New Professor of Economics Mattias K. Polborn is interested in how political institutions affect the “political equilibrium”—in particular, the competition between candidates in elections.

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Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.

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MIT’s Gibbons gives Economics’ McGee Public Policy Lecture Oct. 18

Oct. 7, 2016—Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Robert Gibbons will discuss "Organizational Culture and Performance: A View from Economics" when he delivers the Vanderbilt Department of Economics' McGee Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The event will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 102, with a reception to follow.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Sep. 28, 2016—Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.

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